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Photo of Hillary Clinton hiking after election leads to death threats

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Margot Gerster claims she ran into Hillary Clinton while hiking the day after the election. However, after an old picture surfaced of her with Hillary Clinton from years back, many are questioning the validity of her story. Margot Gerster claims she ran into Hillary Clinton while hiking the day after the election. However, after an old picture surfaced of her with Hillary Clinton from years back, many are questioning the validity of her story.

by Karen McCormick, KHQ Local News

WESCHESTER, New York - Margot Gerster, the mother who ran into Hillary Clinton while on a hike post-election, is now receiving backlash: social media users claiming the supposed meet up was no accident - but rather, a set-up.

The mom snapped a picture with Clinton while hiking Chappaqua trail and posted it to her personal instagram account, becoming an instant viral sensation. 

However, an old photo from Gerster's facebook reveals the two had met before - striking up accusations of a planned photo to help Clinton boost post-election optics.

Gerster denies these claims. 

"If I were long-time friends with the Clintons, I wouldn't be keeping that a secret. I'd be bragging about it to everyone I know," Gerster told The New York Post.

Gerster's photo has stirred up so much controversy, she confirmed she is now receiving death threats. Gerster has since deleted both photos from her Facebook page and made her account private.

"I don't want to discuss this anymore," said Gerster. "This story needs to go away."

Gerster has not filed any reports to police.

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